Como Point Yamu: Where modernity meets traditions and nature
Updated: Feb 9, 2019
Como Point Yamu, located at… well, Point Yamu, a peninsula at the east side of Phuket. Because it is on a hill like terrain stretched out from the island, the view is exceptionally, and you could view both the sunrise and sunset.
The building at Como is more modern styled. The suites and rooms are connected to the lobby main building, while the villas are separate on the hills. Therefore, after check-in, we were taken by a buggy car to our villa along with our butler.
Como has a lot of great activities and right after we checked in, our butler helped us sign-up for the activities that we wanted to attend. Activities vary from day to day, some examples are the biking trip through yamu village, Thai boxing beginner training, etc. I will showcase some that I attended in detail later in the article.
The three bedroom lagoon pool villa consists of two floors, the first contains a living area, a kitchen, a room, and the lagoon pool(infinity pool), while the lower floor contains two rooms and another small communal area. PS. all the drinks in the mini bar are complimentary, refilling every day, there is even a bottle of champagne on arrival!
They also gave us each a mango sticky rice as an afternoon snack on arrival. Every day on, in the morning they would send pastries, fresh fruits, and freshly squeezed orange juice straight to the villa, as a refreshment before the breakfast at the main building. And every afternoon, they would send a afternoon snack “tower” again, directly to your villa.
The breakfast is served at the main building with tables of views of the sea and the upper hill where the villas are. The breakfast is half buffet style and half order style, all complimentary. They serve a combination of various exotic juices and of course, Thai milk tea. They also serve pastries as usual, but they toast it using charcoal fire upon order. The last part of the buffet is a noddle session in which they serve a different style every day.
The ordered breakfast items were even more mouth-watering. They have both Thai and Western styled breakfast dishes, all served with excellent plating. One of my favorites was the Thai style bacon and eggs, in which there are a fired soft-boiled egg, a finger thick grilled bacon, an amazing scoup of chili paste and a serving of sticky rice. It is a fantastic fusion between Thai and Western flavors.
The happy hour there is I believe, 5 to 6 and 8 to 9, where the mocktails and classic cocktails are half price. (They have some pretty extraordinary mocktails, with one containing coke and tom yum spices!) The bar is beside the main swimming pool in the main building. The main swimming pool is also an infinity pool extending out of the building out to the beach and the views.
Almost forgot to mention, at the main lobby, adjacent to the boutique, is a stall where every afternoon at 3, they would serve out complimentary ice pops, a different flavor every day. For our two days stay it was passion fruit and tamarind.
As for the activities, on the first morning after our arrival, we attended the morning power walk. The walk gathers at the lobby, where they provide you ice water in a bottle and towels to bring with you. Then the guide brings you out of the resort, down the hills, passing by many privately owned villas, and finally through a bamboo arch down to the beachside. There, she guides you along the beach to the end and back, with the sea breeze, amazing view and sea creatures such as crabs walking around, this walk is as promised, refreshing and empowering.
The next special activity is the Thai boxing beginners class. And within this one hour class, you will be taught to punch, elbow, knee and kick, in Thai style boxing. In the end, there is even a session to review all your moves with professional gloves against the teaches. This is an experience that you could not get elsewhere, so try it if you are here, if there are still spaces left.
The last activity I attended was on the second morning, the Yoga lesson. The lesson was held in the Shambhala spa center and the classroom has an amazing view out to the ocean and mountains. The teacher is friendly and instructive, relaxing and stretching every muscle on your body, a great way to start your morning.
We also accidentally stooped upon the GA party held every Wednesday night. Where they serve drinks, snacks and the GA, Executive Chef and etc comes out to speak to the hotel guests.
One of the special perks of staying at Como is their Como Beach Club. To get there, you have to first reserve with the front desk or your butler. Then on the day of departure, you would be brought from the lobby to the Yamu port(30min ride) where you would embark a speed boat to their private beach at another island(10min ride).
At the beach club, there is a restaurant, a rental center, a pool, bathrooms, chairs, and cabanas. We reserved a cabana, in which there are four beds, and two bathrooms where you could change and clean. There are also curtains around the cabanas that could make it more private.
As of the water sports there, it is complimentary for stand up paddling, kayaking and snorkeling, however, the jet-skis are of charge since Como does not own them. The seawater there is clear and therefore is great for snorkeling, however, the sea life is not as vibrant.
For returning back to the resort, it is the same process as going there, you would reserve a spot for going back with the times they’ve got(Starting from 3 PM). Then you would go by boat than car again straight back to the resort.
Lastly, for the restaurants, they have two, one Thai cuisine and one for Italian. We had dinner at La Sirena one night. The crab meat spaghetti there is delicious, not to rich, just right, the grilled octopus is also a must try. We then went to the Thai restaurant, Nahmyaa, for dessert. They have a lot of creative desserts, such as one pineapple shaved ice infused with chili.
As a conclusion, Como Point Yamu was out of the world, with an amazing selection of restaurants, and an excessive amount of activities in which you could participate in. The two-night stay at Como was filled with first time experiences and pleasant surprises. And since Point Yamu is not a tourist destination, the amount of noise and crowd are to a minimum bring the experience here to the next level. If you are looking to relax and enjoy your vacation at Phuket, do consider Como Point Yamu.
Como Point Yamu Info:
Address: 225 Moo 7, Talang, Paklok,, Phuket 83110
Phone Number: +66 76 360100
For one other night we called a cab to have dinner at Lay Yamu, an amazing restaurant. Lay Yamu is near Yamu village, and serves amazing local Thai cuisine. Their chef once worked at amanpuri another infamous resort in phuket. For this reason, we decided to go and have a taste. The restaurant does not look special nor does its views, however we came for the food not the views.
The food here was so good that we reordered five more dishes after we tasted them. One of which are their deep fried chicken wings.
If you are staying at Como Point Yamu, do not hesitate to go to Lay Yamu to have an amazing lunch or dinner.
Lay Yamu Info:
Address: 156/16 ป่าคลอก ถลาง Phuket 83110
Phone Number: +66 83 504 2661
Opening hours: 2PM to 9PM